Randomized controlled trial of 4 compared with 6 mo of exclusive breastfeeding in Iceland: differences in breast-milk intake by stable-isotope probe.

submitted by: jonathanwells
BACKGROUND: The WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for 6 mo after birth. However, the time at which breast milk ceases to provide adequate energy and nutrition, requiring the introduction of complementary foods, remains unclear. Most studies that investigated this issue were observational and potentially confounded by variability in social circumstances or infant growth. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that EBF infants would consume more breast milk at age 6 mo than infants receiving...
Authors: Jonathan Wells, Olof Jonsdottir, Patricia Hibberd, Mary Fewtrell, Inga Thorsdottir, Simon Eaton, Alan Lucas, Geir Gunnlaugsson, Ronald Kleinman